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August 28, 2016

it is raining – only a light misting

but we haven’t had any moisture in weeks so anything is welcome

I heard the garden sigh!

it has taken days to get to this point

P1100382starting with a light coloured weft makes  any threading mistakes easier to see

designed to use up numerous handspun yarns

P1100386the warp is sett at 36 e.p.i

 the pattern is dornik twill

and the weft is a very fine scratchy mohair, indigo dyed

weaving at approximately 30 e.p.i.

P1100374it was a bit of a struggle to wind the warp

and then wind it on the back beam

P1100369“oh, what tangled warps we weave …”

but it is behaving well and with only one shuttle hopefully will weave fairly quickly

  it is soft and will drape nicely

a warm, winter hanten for working in the studio

with August almost finished

here is the month’s prayer flag – sort of


P1100362flying in the early morning sun

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2016 11:36 am

    I love your cranes, beautiful.


    • September 5, 2016 1:45 pm

      Lis – thanks, they were fun to make. The weather is changing, they’ll have to come inside.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    August 31, 2016 6:00 am

    i’m so impressed you keep on weaving in this summer exhaustion…i still haven’t made the total blog switch–too tired.


    • August 31, 2016 8:00 am

      Velma – I really slowed down this summer but the season has shifted, raining this morning – the earth is so dry it is a blessing.


  3. August 30, 2016 10:16 am

    What yummy stripes!


    • August 30, 2016 10:48 am

      Alice – winding 4 different warp yarns together and then sleying randomly is a good way of using up small lots and often gives good stripes – but it takes more warping time!


  4. August 29, 2016 3:02 am

    I like your technique for keeping track of the yarns you’ve used! And the cranes are so wonderful–I’d love to see them moving in the breeze!


    • August 29, 2016 7:25 am

      Kerry – I only do yarn sample cards when there are several different yarns in a warp. In our good weather it is fun to see the cranes outside in the tree.


  5. August 28, 2016 4:10 pm

    I love the cranes, they are so hopeful!


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